Health Room

Kerri Whitworth, RN

School Nurse

Phone: 425-837-4159

Fax: 425-837-4195


Monday 7:30 - 12:30

Tuesday 7:30 - 12:30

Thursday 7:30 - 12:30

Friday 7:30 - 12:30


Kris Burke

Health Room Specialist

Phone: 425-837-4182

Fax: 425-837-4195


Issaquah School District Health Forms

Current Guidelines for When to Keep Your Student Home

UPDATE: If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath and have not been around anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you should contact your healthcare provider for guidance. Public Health currently recommends that people with these symptoms should stay home and away from others until 72 hours after the fever is gone and symptoms get better. This is without the assistance of fever-reducing medication.

  • If your child is currently showing any signs of illness, please keep them home and follow regular district guidelines for when they should return.
  • If anyone in your household currently has flu-like symptoms, please keep your child home.
  • If your child is showing signs of illness and has possibly been exposed to a patient with COVID-19, please keep them home from school and contact your healthcare provider for further instructions and guidance.
  • If you choose to keep your child home out of an abundance of caution, please contact the school to excuse the absence.
  • If any member of your household is at high risk from COVID-19 (elderly adults and persons who have underlying chronic medical conditions) you should consider keeping your child home.

We appreciate everyone helping us to practice good hygiene and follow the recommendations provided by Public Health of Seattle & King County to the best extent possible for your family.



Please use the checklist below when determining whether to send your student to school or keep your child home.  Thank you for doing your part to keep our school community healthy! 

A printer friendly version can be found online.

When to Keep Your Child Home from School

Communicable Disease Guidelines

Use this checklist to determine whether to keep your child home from school

Fever: Does your child have a fever over 100 degrees F. orally?                             Yes____   No_____

Temperature should remain normal (98.6 degrees) for 72 hours

without any fever reducing medication before returning to school


Sore throat: Is it accompanied by fever, headache, stomachache                          Yes____   No_____

or swollen glands?


Vomiting: Has your child vomited two or more times in a 24 hour                        Yes____   No_____



Diarrhea: Has there been more than one occurrence in a 24 hour                         Yes____   No _____



Eyes: Are your child’s eyes crusty, bright red and/or discharging                          Yes ____  No ____

yellow or green fluid?


Nasal discharge (yellow or greenish): Is there colorful nasal mucus                Yes ____  No ____

that is accompanied by a fever or other symptoms of an upper

respiratory infection?


Cough: Does your child have a persistent, productive cough?                                Yes ____   No ____


Appearance/Behavior: Is your child unusually tired, pale, have a

lack of appetite, difficult to awaken, or confused?                                                   Yes ____   No ____


Rash: Does your child have a body rash not associated with heat,

eczema, or an allergic reaction to a medication?                                                     Yes ____   No ____


If you answered yes to any of these questions, please keep your child home from school and consider seeking medical attention.

Head lice- Please contact the school nurse if any indication of head lice


Remember to keep the school updated with new phone numbers and emergency contacts in case your student becomes ill at school.  Any questions please call Kerri Whitworth, our school nurse, at 425-837-4159.


The most important thing you can do to prevent illness is for you and your child to wash your hands often with warm water and soap.